Cracks in window shutters

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Old 06-01-20, 08:42 AM
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Cracks in window shutters

I am refinishing my solid wood (decorative) shutters. The elements have done their number on these, especially the top parts. I will be restaining and sealing again, but wanted to know if there is something (type of caulk / wood filler) that I can put in the cracks in the wood on the top. It would be mainly to prevent water tracking into the core of the wood when raining etc. The cracks are maybe 2/16-3/16.

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Old 06-01-20, 08:52 AM
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Is it a solid stain? if so you can use most any caulking. I'd shy away from fillers - they tend to fall out.
 
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Be sure to use a paintable calk.
If possible get a calk that is close on color to what you are painting them.
 
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Old 06-01-20, 10:48 AM
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Ya, I should have clarified - most any latex caulk. You don't want to use pure silicone caulk because it's not paintable.
 
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I'd probably use painters putty, like Crawford's.
 
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